High School Sports Football

September 02, 2005

1. Gilman

Last season: 9-1, ranked No. 1

Towering defensive ends Barney Ehrmann (6-5, 220) and Reggie Fugett (6-6, 245) could lead the Greyhounds to a seventh MIAA A Conference crown in coach Biff Poggi's ninth season.

2. McDonogh

Last season: 6-3, No. 5

Running back Bryn Holmes and linebacker Kyle O'Brien are among 14 starters back for the talented MIAA A Conference contender.

3. Loyola

Last season: 10-1, No. 3

Quarterback Joe Lennon, wide receiver Aaron Slaughter and running back Casey Creaney make for an explosive offense.

4. Dunbar

Last season: 13-1, No. 4

Defensive ends Yusef Dorman-El and Delano Johnson and quarterback Marcus Taylor anchor Baltimore City's defending Class 1A state champions.

5. Old Mill

Last season: 10-2, No. 9

Towson University-bound All-Anne Arundel County wide receiver Steve Holmes and running back Ryan Callahan have the Patriots again talking playoffs.

6. Broadneck

Last season: 11-2, No. 6

Expect the stacked Bruins to contend in Anne Arundel County and reach the Class 4A playoffs for the sixth straight time.

7. Long Reach

Last season: 9-2, No. 12

The Lightning missed winning the Howard County crown by one game last year, but 1,300-yard passer Ray Gilbert could get the team there this season.

8. Glenelg

Last season: 7-3, unranked

The Howard County contender is loaded, led by linebackers Stephen Bullard and Andy Curley and running back Trey Crayton.

9. Eastern Tech

Last season: 10-2, No. 8

The Mavericks of Baltimore County's 2A-1A League will get an early indication of where they stand with a season-opening game at Class 2A state champ Potomac of Prince George's County.

10. Hereford

Last season: 13-1, No. 2

Tight end prospect Brian Smith and coach Steve Turnbaugh take aim at the Bulls' 10th straight playoff berth.

11. Patterson

Last season: 9-3, No. 14

Running backs Anton Wade, Dorian Bostic and Ahmad Moulden combined for 1,452 yards and 18 touchdowns for the city contender.

12. Cardinal Gibbons

Last season: 7-4, unranked

The MIAA B Conference stalwart's running back, Antwarn Jones, needs 1,087 yards to tie the school's all-time rushing record (3,137).

13. Milford Mill

Last season: 7-4, unranked

Wide receivers Joe Embree and Brandon McDonald are among 16 starters back for the Baltimore County 2A-1A contender.

14. Westminster

Last season: 5-5, unranked

All-Carroll County offensive lineman-defensive lineman Dan Stone is among 13 returning starters looking for the school's first playoff berth in 23 years.

15. Perry Hall

Last season: 9-3, unranked

Baltimore County 4A-3A champions return quarterback Travis Schaffer (1,212 passing yards, 13 touchdowns) and running backs Mike Rogers (1,058 yards, 10 touchdowns) and Tim Wells (632, nine).

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